The Best Episodes of The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2019
Comedy about an inept American placed in charge of sales at his company's London branch. He has no experience with British culture, knows nothing about sales, and has only one employee, Dave. Each episode begins with a scene of Margaret appearing in dire circumstances — in season one, he is a defendant in a British court, with a long list of charges against him being read; in season two, he is in what appears to be a North Korean nuclear missile base, being forced to press a launch button — then flashes back to portray the events leading to his sad fate.
#1 - Conclusion
Season 2 - Episode 6
Todd is on trial for his life. The public wants him to hang and that seems the most likely outcome. A number of "friendly" witnesses are called to the stand but each one backfires. Meanwhile, Alice finds the evidence needed to clear both their names and is in a race against time to make it to the courthouse.
#2 - In Which Todd Accidentally Learns a Secret and Brent and Doug Get Closer to Further From the Truth
Season 2 - Episode 4
Alice pays Todd a visit and wonders if she had the wrong idea about him, but he soon proves her wrong. After Todd's father leaves the country, Todd seeks solace in a pub, but instead finds himself enmeshed in a night of unimaginable debauchery in a bachelorette party from hell.
#3 - The Crime Scene, The Storyteller and the Sanctimonious Tower of Morality
Season 2 - Episode 5
After a disastrous night, Todd finds himself in an even more disastrous situation. Alice is forced to run from the law when the police see the unauthorized liquor license Todd gave her. Trying to clear her name, Alice goes looking for Todd to have it out with him only to find him on television and in police custody.
#4 - What Can Only Be Considered a Dreadful Day for Todd
Season 1 - Episode 6
Todd's world is falling apart, so he makes a final desperate bid for Alice's affections with even more spectacular lies. The various calamities Todd has embroiled himself in are starting to come to a head.
#5 - Where Todd and Brent Misjudge the Mood of a Solemn Day
Season 1 - Episode 5
With Wilts now maniacally demanding results, Todd finally takes initiative with a publicity stunt guaranteed to get Britain buzzing about Thunder Muscle. Meanwhile, Todd's former boss, Doug, is embarking on an investigation into Wilts' past.
#6 - The Snooker Player, The Black Canadian, The Turkish Terrorist, and The Peanut
Season 1 - Episode 3
Todd decides to launch Thunder Muscle with an advertisement featuring a celebrity endorsement - Dave sets up the meeting. Meanwhile Todd's "relationship" with Alice goes to the next level: dinner at her flat.
#7 - How The Liver and The Salad Conspired to Ruin Todd's Good Deed
Season 2 - Episode 3
High on morphine, Todd mistakes a small teddy bear for Hudson, Alice's former boyfriend, whom he rightly suspects of trying to win her back. Desperate to make it to La Molecule before Hudson, Todd steals a test tube of toxic spores on the way. Meanwhile, Brent Wilts and Doug Whitney, Todd's former boss back in Portland, Oregon team up to track down the malevolent force that is "Mountford."
#8 - In Which Brent Wilts Arrives and Things Take a Turn for the Worse
Season 1 - Episode 4
Wilts arrives in London demanding all of the money from Thunder Muscle sales. Todd oversees the filming of his commercial and it seems he finally makes a breakthrough but...no.
#9 - Todd and his Valet Arrive in Leeds and What They Saw There
Season 2 - Episode 2
Todd and Dave decide to take a trip to sell some Thunder Muscle. On the way, they stop at La Molecule, Alice's favorite restaurant, in an attempt to convince the chef to hire Alice so Todd can regain her favor. Todd complicates things by spinning a ridiculous lie. Todd arrives just in time for his big meeting with the Chairman of the toughest rugby team in England. Having mere minutes to seal the deal of his career, and knowing less than nothing about rugby, Todd makes yet another poor decision.
#10 - A Plan is Hatched and a Date is not a Date
Season 1 - Episode 2
Todd's new boss, Brent Wilts, turns up the heat to sell Thunder Muscle, so Todd hatches a plan to crack the British retail market. However, he leaves the practical execution to Dave because Todd has scored what he thinks is a first date with Alice.
#11 - Todd's Terrible Day Ends and His Next Terrible Day Begins
Season 2 - Episode 1
Picking up directly where season one left off, Todd has a lot of explaining to do. What was he doing in the House of Parliament? Why is there a blood-stained cardboard box on his floor that says ALICE RAPE KIT? And what is his father doing outside the door if he supposedly died in a skydiving accident? Trying to talk his way out of trouble, Todd only makes matters worse. As if things weren't bad enough, a giant supermarket chain wants to sue Todd for ten million pounds and the police want to question a man fitting Todd's description in connection with the sudden death of a member for Parliament.
#13 - In Which Claims are Made and a Journey Ensues
Season 1 - Episode 1
Part-time office temp Todd Margaret is unexpectedly chosen to lead the U.K. launch of Thunder Muscle, a new North Korean energy drink of suspicious contents. Despite the help of his new acquaintances, Dave and Alice, Todd struggles to make inroads.